sloop of war

noun phrase

: a small warship with guns on only one deck

Word History

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sloop of war was in 1704

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“Sloop of war.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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